DAY 31: Saturday, October 31
TOPIC: Those Battling Presently Incurable Diseases
SCRIPTURE: “And Jesus passing by, saw a man, who was blind from his birth…Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God should be made manifest in him…He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and spread the clay on his eyes, And said to him: Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, which is interpreted, Sent. He went therefore, and washed, and he came seeing.” -John 9:1,3, 6-7
OBSERVATION: Why does God allow evil, such as incurable diseases? He allows evil so that a greater good may come from it, so that “the works of God should be made manifest”. The greatest suffering of the world (the crucifixion and death of the Lord) came with the greatest good (our salvation). Our suffering only finds meaning when it is united with His.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, you chose to share our human nature, to redeem all people and to heal the sick. Since you have given a share in your own passion to those who have incurable diseases help them find hope in suffering for you are Lord for ever and ever. Amen.